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News Briefs January 23, 2015

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NATO detects key Russian military equipment in east Ukraine NATO’s top commander in Europe says the alliance has detected the presence of key Russian military equipment in eastern Ukraine that, in the past, has accompanied large inflows of Russian troops. Gen. Philip Breedlove told a news conference Jan. 22 in Brussels that Russian electronic warfare…

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News Briefs March 2, 2015

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Italy resumes Navy exercise amid new tensions over Libya The Italian Navy is resuming exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, including near the coast of Libya, amid concerns about rapidly deteriorating security in the North African nation. The exercise began March 2 and includes anti-submarine, anti-aircraft and anti-ship training operations. The exercise was suspended for a…

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News Briefs April 8, 2015

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U.S. approves $952 million sale of helicopters, missiles to Pakistan The Obama administration has notified Congress that it is selling Pakistan $952 million worth of attack helicopters, air-to-surface missiles and other forms of military assistance. The State Department says the deal would help a vital counterterrorism partner and advance U.S. national security. The 15 Viper…

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Headlines May 11, 2015

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News: Airbus A400M aircraft crashes in Spain – An Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which had been ordered by Turkey, crashed May 9 near the Seville airport, Airbus Defence and Space said.   Business: Firms to compete for Canadian ship program – European and U.S. firms will compete to win a multibillion-dollar contract to design the Royal…

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News Briefs – July 10, 2012

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Syrian military conducts military exercises Syria’s military has begun large-scale military exercises involving missile tests and ground and air operations meant to test its readiness to respond to aggression. The show of force appears to be designed as a warning to the international community not to interfere in the Syrian crisis. The state-run SANA news…

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First contracted SpaceX resupply mission launches with NASA cargo to ISS

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A Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 8:35 p.m., EDT, Oct. 7, beginning NASA’s first contracted cargo delivery flight, designated SpaceX CRS-1, to the International Space Station. Under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, SpaceX will fly at least 12…

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News Briefs – November 28, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,030 As of Nov. 27, 2012, at least 2,030 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,693 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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News Briefs – January 14, 2013

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U.S. mission in Afghanistan to shift to support role President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai say the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan is expected to shift to a support role later this spring – a few months earlier than expected. Obama and Karzai were speaking at a news conference Jan. 11 after meeting…

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News Briefs February 13, 2013

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U.S. military weighs cutbacks in drone programs The Pentagon for the first time is considering scaling back the massive buildup of drones it has overseen in the past few years. It would be both to save money and to adapt to changing security threats and new areas of operation – such as east Asia –…

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Headlines: March 20, 2013

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News Pilot error one cause of 2012 Predator crash Pilot error and a propeller malfunction caused an armed MQ-1B Predator to crash into the Afghanistan countryside last fall, according to an accident report released today. Iraq war contractors fight on against lawsuits, investigations, fines Donald Rumsfeld declared war on the Pentagon bureaucracy on a quiet,…

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